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->''"December 1, 1903: Edwin Porter's ''[[Film/TheGreatTrainRobbery The Great Train Robbery]]'' debuts. The plot: a wisecracking former cop fights train-jackers at 15 mph. Thrilling audiences with its pioneering realism and papier-mache trains, the final scene -- in which the villain turns and fires his gun directly into the camera -- was said to have so terrified the audience that they would often shriek in terror, screaming out ''[[Film/DieHard 'Yippie ky yay, motherfucker!']]'' as one.''"
-->-- ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire''

When a character points a weapon at the camera so it looks like he is about to attack the audience with it. SeanConnery is not actually required; this just happens in a number of posters for his movies, such as the one illustrated here; as well as in several ''Bond'' film posters, most notably for ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.

The more aggressive SisterTrope of PistolPose, this trope is frequently used on movie posters, DVD/VHS cases, and book covers. The star of the work is pointing a gun directly at the audience. It's that simple.

Note that while this usually involves guns, other weapons and even fists can also be used. The "{{Superman}} Is About To Punch You!" variant, in particular, is quite common on comic book covers. And [[http://www.fotos.org/galeria/data/576/Movie-Poster-Superman.jpg certain movies]].

This trope is often used in movies themselves as well, although the [[MoralGuardians MPAA]] prohibits its usage in green-band (all ages) trailers. If the character actually attacks the audience, it's TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou.

See also PistolPose, StabTheSky. Often overlaps with FloatingHeadSyndrome. SwordPointing is a variation. Not to be confused with BondGunBarrel (which, nonetheless, often features this trope, sometimes literally).

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!!Cover/poster examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Not a cover or a poster, but pretty much par for the course for this series's promotional art: ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' - [[http://lesbicanarias.es/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/noir-kirika-mireille.gif Kirika and Mireille]] Are About To Shoot...Well, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Everybody]]!
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8zff5s8rf1qaum41o1_1280.jpg Spike Spiegel]] is about to shoot you. He does this a LOT more in the [[http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj63/Onlyseashells/snapshotcowboybebop.jpg movie]], and series. And [[http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/cowboybebop/images/0/8/ game]].
** Looks more like he's aiming for the guy immediately to your ''left''.
** ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Bang!]]''
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Monster.JPG Johan Is About To Shoot You!]]
* ''HyakujitsuNoBara'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/klausvonwolfstadtisabouttoshootyourfoot.jpg Klaus von Wolfstadt is about to shoot your foot.]]
* A [[http://www.zerochan.net/526445 promotional image]] for ''Anime/LupinIIIDeadOrAlive'' features Lupin about to shoot you.
* A volume cover of the PokemonSpecial manga has [[http://jb2448.info/Pokemon_Adventures_28/000frontcover Emerald about to shoot you.]]
* Pretty much most of [[HidanNoAria Aria H. Kanzaki]] promotional images.
* Both theatrical ''{{Kochikame}}'' movies. Ryotsu is pointing his gun towards you in the [[http://www.jmshop.net/img/kochikame.jpg first]] and pointing towards the side in the [[http://media.otakuzone.com/store/anime/9/3179/T125350839097e6ba70fc093b4ce912d769ede1ceeba8.jpg second]].
* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' [[http://archive.today/CK2iJ is about to shoot you with that huge cannon of hers.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/File:FUNimation_Season_4_Voyage_4_DVD_Cover.png Nico Robin]] is about to shoot you with FOUR guns.
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'': [[http://konachan.com/post/show/102801 Misato Tachibana is about to shoot you]].
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': You think, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/fist_of_the_north_star/v10/c083/12.html Kenshiro is about to shoot you]]? [[http://mangafox.me/manga/fist_of_the_north_star/v10/c083/13.html He won't need to]], 'cause YouAreAlreadyDead.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[http://imgur.com/pQeunka Suzaku is about to shoot your right ear]].
* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'': [[http://imgur.com/b2f0YW6 Kaneda is about to shoot you]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[http://imgur.com/88NSmoF Mami is about to shoot you]] ([[BilingualBonus to all German-speakers]]: [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant NOT related to]] StopOrMyMomWillShoot)[[note]]"Stop! Oder meine '''Mami''' schießt!" is the German title of StopOrMyMomWillShoot[[/note]].
* Anime/SoRaNoWoTo: [[http://imgur.com/F3iEGnO Second Lieutenant Filicia Heidemann is about to shoot you]], [[TooDumbToLive if you're gonna be so fucking brainless]] [[MamaBear to lay a hand on her subordinates or people under her care]].
* {{VideoGame/Gungrave}}: [[http://imgur.com/ABlOrPF Brendon is about to shoot you with]] [[DualWielding two guns]].
* YuruYuri: [[http://imgur.com/NE3oSht Himawari is about to shoot you with window cleaning detergent]].
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Revy's gonna [[http://imgur.com/NanSipW first shoot your right ear]], then [[http://imgur.com/2zoIVI7 finish you off]] and [[http://imgur.com/ey9TrYd let's Dutch in on the game]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=28&Itemid=45&limitstart=113 Superman]] is about to punch you. For real (well, certain values of "real") this time; he's not just flying. [[Website/{{Superdickery}} Superman's a dick]].
** Superman is about to [[http://images.wikia.com/superman/images/4/4f/Superman_Heat_Vision.jpg burn your feet down]].
* [[IMockery Protoclown's]] [[http://www.i-mockery.com/comics/longbox3/ Tales from the Longbox article "Comic Cover Clichés"]] features examples of this trope, calling it "the Bum-Rush".
* [[ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} Annataz]] [[SdrawkcabName si tuoba]] [[MemoryWipingCrew ot epiw ruoy dnim!]] [[http://imgur.com/WzgK1CH TEGROF!]]
* The ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6a/Birdsofpreybloodandcircuits.jpg are ready to attack you.]] That is what ComicBook/BlackCanary [[MakeMeWannaShout has to say]].
* The ComicBook/GreenArrow [[http://imgur.com/8ohyNdn is about to shoot you.]] [[CaptainObvious With an arrow.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheRock'': SeanConnery [[TropeNamer Is About To...well, you know]]. [[MisplacedNamesPoster Or is it Nicolas Cage?]] [[note]]The mock-up poster was used in a Website/SomethingAwful Photoshop Phriday feature.[[/note]]
* ''Film/JackieBrown'': [[http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/jackiebrownadvnm.jpg Pam Grier]] Is About To Shoot You!
* ''Film/ManBitesDog'': [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CK0TMRJML._SL500_AA280_.jpg Benoit Poelvoorde]] is About To Shoot You! (The [[http://mooviemart.ie/Catalogue/Image_Files/ManBitesDog.jpg original poster]] ''looks'' like an example of this trope at first glance, but turns out to be a bit [[BlackComedy more]] [[BloodyHilarious gruesome]].)
* ''Film/ShootEmUp'': [[http://imgur.com/zoYFVEg Clive Owen Is About To Shoot (Over) You!]]
* ''[[http://www.horroria.com/i/nposters/00/10/1021-W3.jpg The Bad Lieutenant]]'': Harvey Keitel Is About To Shoot You!
* ''[[http://sobnation.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/boiling_point_jpg.jpg Boiling Point]]'': Wesley Snipes Is About To Shoot The Person Standing Next To You!
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' -- Creator/HarrisonFord [[http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Star_Wars-return_L-01.jpg Is Shooting You First]]!
** ''Film/ANewHope'': Creator/MarkHamill [[http://kspark.kaist.ac.kr/Star%20Wars/Star%20Wars.files/StarWars%20poster.jpg Is About To Shoot You]]!
** ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/Star_Wars_Saga_Edition_Cover.JPG Star Wars: Saga Edition]]'': Darth Vader Is Force-Choking You!
*** Also an ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]]'' [[http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/starwars/pages/episode-iii-rise-lord-vader.shtml poster.]]
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: [[http://imgur.com/HhCHXg1 Prince Caspian]]'': Ben Barnes Is About To Impale You On Three Feet of Tempered Steel!
* ''Film/{{Rambo}}'' ([[http://www.siegelproductions.ca/filmfanatics/images/rambo-poster-1.jpg fourth movie]]): SylvesterStallone Is About To Shoot You [-WITH A BOW AND ARROW]!
* ''Film/{{Robin Hood|PrinceOfThieves}}: [[http://capezza.net/dvd_list/images/2345f.jpg Prince Of Thieves]]'': Creator/KevinCostner Is About To Shoot The Person Next To You With a FLAMING Arrow!
* ''Film/{{Robin Hood|2010}}'': ([[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/Robin_Hood_2010_poster.jpg 2010 film]]): RussellCrowe Is About To Shoot Your Left Ear With a REGULAR Arrow!
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'': [[http://blogs.venturacountystar.com/dennert/archives/robin_hood_men_in_tights.jpg Cary Elwes]] Is About To Shoot The Person Standing Next To You With ''[[MultiShot Six Arrows!]]''
* ''Film/HotShots [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm507681792/tt0107144 Part Deux]]'': Creator/CharlieSheen Is About To Shoot You With ''A Chicken''!
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm398826752/tt0105477 Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot]]'': Creator/EstelleGetty [[NeverMessWithGranny Is About To Shoot You!]]
* ''Film/BadBoys'': [[http://www.miamibeach411.com/ee/images/uploads/bad-boys-movie-poster.jpg Will Smith Is About To Shoot You (Martin Lawrence Is Thinking About It)!]]
** Posters for the sequel tend to reverse their poses.
* ''Film/PearlHarbor'': [[http://www.filmposters.it/imgposter/grandi/pearlharbor.jpg A Japanese Warplane]] Is About To Drop A Torpedo On You(r Ship)!
* ''[[http://www.moviesonline.ca/movie-gallery/albums/userpics/poster_iron_man.jpg Iron Man]]'': [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] Is About To Blast/Punch You [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!!!]]
** [[http://caffeine-headache.net/blog3/CCIronManPoster.jpg AGAIN!!!]]
* [[Film/TheDarkKnight Batman]] is going to [[http://doctorheadly.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/the-dark-knight-2-1280.jpg land a Batpod on you!]]
* ''[[http://www.firstshowing.net/img/zohan-poster2-med.jpg You Don't Mess With The Zohan]]'': Creator/AdamSandler Is About To... Dry Your Hair [[BetweenMyLegs Between His Legs]]!
* ''Film/HarryPotter [[http://www.impawards.com/2007/harry_potter_and_the_order_of_the_phoenix_ver10.html and the Order of the Phoenix]]'': DanielRadcliffe, EmmaWatson And RupertGrint (and Matthew Lewis in the background) Are About To Turn You Into A Toad!
** [[http://www.impawards.com/2007/harry_potter_and_the_order_of_the_phoenix_xlg.html Ralph Fiennes (Believe It Or Not)]] Is About To Crush Your Head In His Hand!
** ''[[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm282560512/tt0417741 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'': Daniel Radcliffe is about to curse you while Micheal Gambon, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson glare in your general direction.
* ''Film/DirtyHarry'', both the [[http://100grana.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/dirtyharry.gif original]] and [[http://impawards.com/1973/posters/magnum_force_ver1.jpg its sequel]] ''MagnumForce'': Creator/ClintEastwood Is About To Shoot You With [[HandCannon The Most Powerful Handgun In The World]].
* ''Film/DeathWish'': Creator/CharlesBronson [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f0/Death_wish_movie_poster.jpg is about]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/Death_Wish_II.jpg to]] [[http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/248429.1020.A.jpg shoot you!]]
* Film/JamesBond is about to shoot you in several movie posters:
** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' shows [[http://rentmovie.com/movie-posters/for-your-eyes-only.jpg Roger Moore about to shoot you]].
** Curiously, Sean Connery's James Bond didn't try to shoot you until ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' -- at least in some of [[http://www.movieposterdb.com/movie/0086006/Never-Say-Never-Again.html the film's many variant posters]].
** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', in [[http://koxtawarez.no.sapo.pt/images/007/TheLivingDaylights.jpg two]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/007TLDposter.jpg/220px-007TLDposter.jpg posters]] .
** In the U.S. one-sheet for ''Film/GoldenEye'', [[http://www.bondmovies.net/images/goldeneye-poster1.jpg Pierce Brosnan is definitely about to shoot you]]. He was actually so much about to shoot you in this advance poster that, according to the book ''James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters'', the poster was rejected in the UK and several other territories!
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': [[http://www.originalprop.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/die-another-day-x425.jpg Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry]] Are About To Shoot The Guy To Your Left.
* On a related note, the famous BondGunBarrel intro involves Sean Connery -- or whoever happens to be playing Bond this time -- ''actually'' shooting at the audience.
** Connery's character in ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'' also does so right before the opening credits.
* [[https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/49530/hulk2003.jpg The 2003]] ''[[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]'': Hulk Smash You!
* ''Film/SpiderMan'' ([[http://moviechopshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Spiderman-Poster-USA.jpg first]] and [[http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Spiderman_2_destiny_L.jpg second]]): Spider-Man Is About To [[HowDoIShotWeb Shoot Web]] At You!
* ''Film/{{Doom}}'' movie: {{Inverted|Trope}} -- [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Doom_movie_poster.jpg YOU are shooting at an Imp!]]
* ''Film/CityOfGod'': [[http://nohaybanda.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/cidade.jpg Many]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/city-of-god.jpg Drugdealers]] Are About To Shoot You!
* ''Film/PitchBlack'': VinDiesel [[http://www.impawards.com/2000/pitch_black_ver4.html Is About To Shoot The Person To Your Right!]]
* ''Film/MyBloodyValentine3D'': [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Pyro]] is about to pick-axe you to death.
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm422613504/tt0425210 Lucky Number Slevin]]'': Josh Hartnett and BruceWillis are about to shoot the people standing on either side of you!
* ''Film/TheBraveOne'': Creator/JodieFoster is about to... prove that looks can kill?
* ''Film/PatriotGames'': OhCrap! Creator/HarrisonFord is about to [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518CFC9BZHL._SS500_.jpg shoot you again]]!
* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' (2007): RayWinstone [[http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/beowulf-poster.jpg is about to slit your throat!]]
* ''Ultimate Force'': UFC Fighter [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CroCopUF.jpg Mirko Cro-Cop]] is about to shoot you!
* ''Parole Violators'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/paroleviolatorsposter.jpg Sean Donahue]] is about to shoot you, and he has a rifle just in case!
* ''Black Friday'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackfridayvhs.jpg Gary Daniels is about to chop your head like a watermelon!]]
* ''Assault with a Deadly Weapon'' (1976): ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AssaultWADeadlyWeapon.jpg PC Skullface]]'' is about to shoot you!
* ''Deadly Outbreak'': [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Y0GD48RGL._SS500_.gif Jeff Speakman]] is about to shoot you!
* ''No Way Back'': RussellCrowe is about to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nowayback_5099.jpg shoot you!]] -- GangstaStyle!
* ''Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife'': MillaJovovich isn't wasting any time; [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/resident-evil-afterlife-poster-milla-jovovich-01-405x600_419.jpg she's already shooting you!]]
* ''Film/{{Spellbound}}'': Dr. Murchison is About to Shoot You!
* ''Film/DeadMan'': [[http://www.impawards.com/1996/posters/dead_man_ver2.jpg Johnny Depp is about to shoot you!]]
* ''Film/TheUntouchables'': [[http://img.listal.com/image/149170/600full-the-untouchables-poster.jpg Kevin Costner is about to shoot you while Sean Connery watches!]]
* ''Film/TheExpendables'': The logo is about to shoot/stab absolutely everything beneath, to the left, and to the right of itself.
** The sequel has SylvesterStallone [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ed/The_Expendables_2_poster.jpg about to shoot you!]]
* [[Film/PunisherWarZone The Punisher]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cf/Punisherwarzoneteaser.jpg is in a war zone and about to shoot you]].
* In both print and TV ads for ''Film/MenInBlack'', J and K ''really do'' [[EasyAmnesia neuralize the audience]] to make them forget they've already seen the film, then [[BreakingTheFourthWall urge them to go see it]].
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boondock_saints.jpg Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus are about to shoot you in the balls!]]
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'': Creator/HarrisonFord, that is, [[ActingForTwo the one riding a horse]], is about to shoot you!
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk:'' Creator/HarrisonFord is about to [[http://ultimatereviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/IndianaJones.jpg smack you with his bullwhip!]]
* ''IpMan:'' Donnie Yen [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_wO33-aOOTc/TddJVLUkbVI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/WinFPUG_k2I/s1600/2008_ipman_poster_cn.jpg is going]] [[http://media.seattleweekly.com/5872236.79.jpg to kick your ass.]]
* ''Film/{{Hanna}}'': Saoirse Ronan [[http://impawards.com/2011/posters/hanna.jpg is about to shoot you.]]
* ''Film/AnimalHouse:'' The Deltas [[http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/0/A70-487 are flipping you off.]]
* ''Film/{{Carved}}: Kuchisake-Onna.'' Crap! Kuchisake-onna [[http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gleQigTXFQc/SVafe_0MEmI/AAAAAAAAAr0/C4oad8Mm51c/smw%201.jpg is going to cut you with her giant scissors!]]
* ''Film/BangkokDangerous:'' NicolasCage [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms ISN'T]] [[http://i.imgur.com/7e6FC.jpg about to shoot you!]]
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Jennifer Lawrence is about to [[http://thr1.pgmcdn.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_post_349_width/2012/01/new_hunger_games_poster.jpg shoot an arrow at the person to your left!]]
** And she [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm755621632/tt1951264?ref_=tt_ov_i is doing it again]] in the sequel!
* ''Film/{{TheAvengers}}'': [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ll3OSHFzPoA/T4N4HG3qAJI/AAAAAAAAACk/GxndWlrmxeo/s1600/Avengers-assemble-poster.jpg With]] or [[http://www.film.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/the-avengers-poster.jpg without]] his helmet, RobertDowneyJr is about to nuke the person to your right ! Oh, and [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel "Mozafucka" L. Jackson]] is more commonly about to shoot your left ear ([[http://www.filmsfix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/The-Avengers-poster-Nick-Fury-1.jpg he might miss]]).
* ''Film/SinCity'': Benicio Del Toro is about to shoot the person to your left [[http://www.movieposterdb.com/posters/08_09/2005/401792/l_401792_f03f7b88.jpg while]] BruceWillis is about to shoot your left foot!
* ''Film/JohnWick'' does one better, with the title laid in the center of the poster so the barrel of the gun forms the 'O' in "John" while the head and body of Keanu Reeves is slightly out of focus in the background.

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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi: [[http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/3/32/Vortex_cover.jpg Vortex]]'': Han Solo is About to Shoot You!
* One of the more popular covers for ''{{Literature/Musashi}}'' has him duel-wielding swords at you.
* ''Discworld/MenAtArms'': The Ankh-Morpork City Watch are About to Stab You!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': [[http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/5/89625-large.jpg Joe Flanigan Is About To Shoot You (But Really Should Look Behind Him)!]]
* ''Series/{{House}} M.D.'': [[http://orbis-web.com/ebay/house-23_large.jpg The entire cast is about to defibrillate you.]]
** [[DoctorJerk Or spill hot coffee on you]].
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': [[http://www.exo.net/~ronh/DVD/images/large/B00005JNEQ.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg J.D. is about to force-feed you some really awful-looking medicine!]] Also, they're all about to give you a shot, among other things!
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tv6B5b99L._SS500_.jpg Malcolm Tucker is about to bollock you, and he has backup!]]
* ''Series/MythBusters'': [[http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/omg_dragonfly/mythbusters.jpg Adam]] is about to shoot you with a [[BambooTechnology crossbow made out of newspaper]]!
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': [[http://igossip.com/photos_2/august_2010/Celebrity_glee_slushies_2200.jpg The entire cast]] is about to [[CoveredInGunge slushie you]]!
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[http://ghostradio.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/a2df6f7801e6848f62f67a2e88cff.jpg The Doctor is about to sonic your face!]]
** Sylvester [=McCoy=] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/Sky_Pirates.jpg is about to whack you with a question-mark umbrella while grinning like a nutcase!]]
* ''Series/BreakingBad'': [[http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/breaking-bad-season-4-image-1.jpg Walt and Jesse]] are about to melt you!
* Averted for actual commercials, however (in the US at least). FCC regulations state you can never point a gun directly at the camera in a television commercial.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/{{Eazy-E}} [[http://planetill.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/straight-outta-compton.jpg is about to shoot you]]. Or maybe he just did. Or maybe he's not finished yet. To add insult to injury, from the perspective it's clear that [[Music/{{NWA}} Dr. Dre]] is [[GroinAttack standing on your crotch.]]
** The cover for Music/{{NWA}}'s final album Niggaz4life/[[SdrawkcabName Efil4zaggin]] makes it appear that [[HarsherInHindsight Eazy-E's ghost]] [[FunnyAneurysmMoment is about to grab you.]]
* The cover of several Music/{{Stereolab}} releases feature a grinning cartoon man in a collared shirt, with [[FingerFirearms a gun barrel where his finger should be]], and he's pointing his [[VisualPun handgun]] directly at the audience. On most of these (the [=EPs=] ''Super 45'', ''Super Electric'', and ''Stunning Debut Album''; and the compilations ''Switched On'' and ''Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2]'') he's just pointing the gun. But on the cover of the album ''Peng!'' he's actually firing at the audience.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Armageddon 2008'': ChrisJericho [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ae/29777_Arm08_300x450.jpg Is About To Nuke You!]]
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3f/1998JudgmentDay.jpg Is About To Grab You!]]
* Wrestling/TheBigShow [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Armageddon04.jpg Is About To Crush You Under His Boot!]]
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* A ''TabletopGame/{{Deathwatch}}'' [[http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=108&esem=2 Space Marine has just shot you]]. [[{{BFG}} And depending on who you are and what armor you're wearing/what vehicle you're in, possibly also the battle tank behind you. And the person behind that battle tank.]] [[OverlyLongGag And the wall behind that person.]]
** ...And that person behind that person... it's a really big gun, okay. He's a SpaceMarine.
** The RogueTrader sourcebook, ''Hostile Acquisitions'' does this with it's cover-art using the Iconic Rogue Trader, Sarvus Trask.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Battle of Aces'': [[http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-01-49-en-70-3iiv.html Nanoha Takamachi is about to befriend you!]] And Vita will stab you with the pointy thing on top of Graf Eisen!
* ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' on the fourth instalment, a musketeer with questionable aim may be about to shoot you
* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon|GoldAndSilver}} [[http://pokefan2000.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/pokemon-platinum-english-game-cover-box-art.jpg Platinum Version]]'': Giratina Origin Forme Is About To [[NightmareFuel Get You!!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon|GoldAndSilver}} [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/0/446340_43971_front.jpg Silver Version]]'': Lugia is about to eat you!
* ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai 3'': [[http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_medium/mig/5/4/4/3/2215443-box_dbzb3.png Goku]] is about to punch you in the face!
** ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi'': [[http://ps2.guias-trucos-juegos.com/wp-images/Dragon-ball-z-budokai-tenkaichi.jpg Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta and the main villains]] are ''all'' about to fire ki blasts at you!
** ''Manga/DragonBall Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2'':Goku and Vegeta are about to fire ki blasts at you again! And the other Z-Fighters are going to attack everyone around you!
** ''Manga/DragonBall Z:Budokai Tenkaichi 3'': [[http://www.my-bestgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/dragon-ball-z-budokai-tenkaichi-3pens--ndolo-mejor--dragon-ball-z-budokai-tenkaichi-3-sf6fu1no.jpg Goku]] is about to blast you again! And theirs are about to attack everyone around you a second time!
* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'': [[http://www.file-extensions.org/imgs/app-picture/3952/star-fox-assault.jpg Fox McCloud Is About To Shoot You]]!
* ''[[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/914282_front.jpg Orphen: Scion of Sorcery]]'': Orphen Is About To Zap You!
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 2]]'': Cowboy Mario is about to shoot you [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries with his invisible gun]]!
* ''MetroidPrime [[http://nintendods.gaming-universe.de/screens/boxart_us_metroid-prime-hunters.jpg Hunters]]'': Samus Aran Is About To Shoot You!
** Taken to the extreme in ''MetroidPrime Trilogy'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKMKLH5pX7Y Your face is jammed up Samus Aran's arm cannon!]] Also in the boxart: The logo is what's keeping Samus from shooting you. And also, when you start up one of the games: Samus Aran is about to shoot you, but instead decides to shoot over to her left!
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[http://images.saiyanisland.com/images/1/1_Naruto_Clash_of_Ninja_Revolution_2_Box_Art.jpg Clash of Ninja Revolution 2]]: Naruto Uzumaki is about to punch you.
** [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61LjAoDlfqL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3]]: Naruto Uzumaki is about to punch you again.
* ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Redneckrampage.jpg Redneck Rampage]]'': A Dirty, Ugly Redneck Is About To Shoot You!
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'': [[http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/9069/93921286928front.jpg Sgt. Jackson is about to shoot you!]]
** ''Call of Duty: World at War'': [[http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/2/20/CallofDutyWorldatWarJacket.jpg Pvt. Miller is shooting at you!]]
* In [[http://www.deltaattack.com/2011/09/07/three-consoles-shoot-stuff/ this]] picture used as a GamePro Magazine cover: [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] is about to shoot you while [[{{Metroid}} Samus]] and a [[KillZone Helgast Soldier]] watch.
* The cover of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Miranda and Thane are about to shoot you and the person next to you, while Shepard glares you both to death.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'': [[http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a172/Starwave27/selltrade/dwiw.jpg Alex Denton]] is about to shoot you! In the chest!
* ''DirgeOfCerberus: -VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII-'': [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/2/2b/VinDirgeLoop.jpg Vincent Valentine is about to shoot you, the guy beside you and the guy behind you!]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': [[http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w252/carlemb/?action=view¤t=BalthierAsheandFran.jpg&newest=1 Balthier Is About To Shoot You!]] (While riding on a sky motorcycle with two beautiful women no less)
* ''{{Outcast}}'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e3/Outcastbox.jpg/250px-Outcastbox.jpg Cutter Slade]] is about to shoot you!
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'': Inverted: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Castlevania_NES_box_art.jpg Simon Belmont is about to storm Dracula's castle while the vampire count himself leers down at you!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'': [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Castlevania_II_-_Simon%27s_Quest_(gamebox).jpg Simon Belmont is about to whip you!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' japanese cover: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cv3_jp_box.jpg Trevor Belmont is about to whip you!]]
** ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' japanese cover: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Supercastlevaniaiv_japanbox.jpg Simon Belmont is about to whip you again!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIBelmontsRevenge'' Japanese cover: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Castlevania_II_-_Belmnts_Revenge_(japan_cover).jpg Christopher Belmont is about to whip you!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'': [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cotm-na.jpg Nathan Graves is about to whip you!]]
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' European cover: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Castlevania_Lament_of_Innocence_Europe_cover.jpg Leon Belmont is about to whip you]] [[{{Narm}} AND THE NIGHT!]]
* The NATO soldier from ''OperationFlashpoint'' [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1021493838-00.jpg is menacingly aiming at you from point-blank range... and about to shoot you with an M16 !]]
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' European cover: [[http://www.gamesetwatch.com/100112-blazblue-2.jpg Noel Vermillion is about to shoot you!]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' US cover: Mega Man ''would'' be about to [[http://media.heavy.com/media/2010/04/mega-man.jpg shoot you]] -- [[OffModel if his arthritis weren't flaring up so bad he can't move his wrist, and his cataracts weren't keeping him from seeing you in the first place]].
** Opening to ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'': Mega Man X is about to blast you with a [[ChargedAttack Charge Shot!]] InSpace!
** The original is ''also'' firing a charge shot at you at the end of the AttractMode trailer in ''Videogame/MegaManIV'' (for Game Boy)
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Red_Dead_Redemption.jpg John Marston is about to blow your hand off.]]
* ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Ghostbusters_videogame_front2.jpg Peter Venkman is about to trap you while Egon and Winston shoot people floating in the air next to you!]]
* ''VideoGame/XCom Apocalypse'': [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_L1znXUxJaOw/R4yHlhwoHII/AAAAAAAAB6Q/xBDftdyRCIE/s320/X-Com%2B-%2BApocalypse_2.png An X-Com Agent]] [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy is about to shoot another X-Com agent who isn't standing anywhere near you!]]
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'': [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080201045649/silent/images/9/90/SH3_qualite_3.jpg Heather Mason]] is about to shoot you! [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080201045739/silent/images/4/48/SH3_qualite_4.jpg And hit you with a pipe!]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080201045831/silent/images/d/dd/SH3_qualite_5.jpg And shine a flashlight in your eye!]]
* This may be a stretch, but whatever. ''SF20: The Art of Street Fighter'': [[http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/sf20_cover.jpg Ryu is about to counterpunch you!]]
* Japanese cover for the PlayStation cover of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '96'': [[http://castleofcollectibles.com/torture/sony/ps/pskof96best.jpg Iori Yagami is about to burn you!]]
* ''VideoGame/TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA'' and ''VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/62/True_Crime_-_Streets_of_LA_coverart.jpg Nick Kang]] and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5f/True_Crime_-_New_York_City_Coverart.jpg Marcus Reed]] are about to shoot you.
* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}} II: The Chosen'': [[http://img1.picload.org/image/laidar/art_promo-b2.jpg Caleb]] [[{{Gorn}} has already shot you!]]
* ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': [[http://x.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/6/50/4e25fe443341f/detail.jpg Hawkeye is about to arrow you.]]
* Many of the campaign posters in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' use this trope. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081114202209/left4dead/images/0/03/Blood_Harvest.jpg Bill, Louis, Zoey, and Francis are about to shoot the zombies behind you.]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091013013307/left4dead/images/c/cd/HardRain.jpg Nick is about to do the same.]]
* Lara Croft has ''[[http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/justgrec/Tomb%20Raider/BoxArt-TombRaider3.jpg already shot you]]'' in ''Franchise/TombRaider III''.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': [[http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1177779311-00.jpg Luke Fon Fabre is about to slice you.]]
* [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]] is about [[http://www.framestatic.com/wp-content/uploads/wppa/1118.jpg to punch your face inside out.]] And or [[http://gamingeverything.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/asuras_wrath_boxart_japan.jpg scream at you.]]
* The NES ports of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'': In both covers, [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/5/587355_46931_front.jpg Indy is shooting]] [[http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1288902207-00.jpg at you on horseback!]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vUX0N_guWdI/TdVM3OU0eOI/AAAAAAAAAUI/yHj0lDk6DR4/s1600/snatcher.jpg Gillian Seed is about to shoot you!]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' SegaSaturn cover art: [[http://www.genkivideogames.com/images/t9510gfront.jpg Jonathan Ingram and Tony Redwood are about to shoot you!]]
* ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/1/9/4/946194_116213_front.jpg York Neely is about to shoot you!]]
* VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom OST: [[http://www.game-ost.com/static/covers_soundtracks/c/CPCA-10118_front.jpg Reiji Arisu is about to shoot you!]]
* Several VideoGame/TimeCrisis games:
** ''Time Crisis 3'' European cover art: [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/3/8/8/569388_53117_front.jpg Alan Dunaway already shot you!]]
** ''Time Crisis 4'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/7/5/8/938758_85905_front.jpg Captain Rush is about to shoot you!]]
** ''Time Crisis: [[GaidenGame Crisis Zone]]'': [[http://www.geeksetconline.com/pdshoppro/images/timecrisiszoneps2.jpg Claude McGarren is about to shoot you!]]
** ''Time Crisis: VideoGame/RazingStorm'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/8/8/0/997880_172091_front.jpg Casey and King are already shooting you!]]
* Several ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' games:
** The original: [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/3/9/9/563399_29009_front.jpg Bill Rizer is already shooting you!]]
** ''Super C'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/4/6/3/563463_49625_front.jpg Bill Rizer and Lance Bean are shooting you!]]
** ''Neo Contra'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/5/5/8/919558_59996_front.jpg Bill Rizer is about to shoot you while Jaguar is about to shoot AND stab you!]]
** ''Contra 4'' [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/4/6/1/941461_91532_front.jpg Bill Rizer is shooting you again!]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'':
** ''3'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/9/4/0/562940_86390_front.jpg Eri Kasamoto is about to shoot you!]]
** ''6'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/3/7/4/933374_76227_front.jpg Marco Rossi is about to shoot you!]]
* ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/1/4/9/922149_57486_front.jpg A bad guy is about to shoot you while a hijacker is already shooting you!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'': [[http://i.imgur.com/owrIX.jpg Corvo Attano is about to stab you!]]
* ''VideoGame/OperationWolf'': [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/4/9/8/587498_54855_front.jpg A soldier is already shooting you!]]
** The sequel ''Operation Thunderbolt'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/Operation_Thunderbolt_%28video_game%29_titlescreen.jpg A soldier is about to shoot you! (Japanese arcade flyer)]]
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Klonoa}} Klonoa: Door to Phantomile]]'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/Klonoa_playstation_front.jpg Klonoa is about to fire his ring at you!]]
* ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Dead Aim]]'': [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a5/Residentevildeadaim.jpg/250px-Residentevildeadaim.jpg Bruce MacGivern is about to shoot you while Fong Ling watches!]]
* Before it went FreeToPlay, ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline's'' box art featured a nameless white male human Starfleet captain pointing a phaser in roughly the direction of the guy standing next to the viewer. He got dubbed "Handsome Phaser Guy".
* ''VideoGame/{{Thief 2014}}'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thief2014_7958.jpg Garrett Is About To Steal Something From You]]
* The [[https://d1y0oqfyli6x95.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014-08-22_11.11.17.png promotional image]] for ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' version 1.8 shows "Alex?", the DistaffCounterpart of "Steve?" introduced in this version, aiming her bow at the camera.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'': [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=453 Mecha Maid is about to shoot a rocket at you!]]
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The cover of ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' Season 1 is like this… although Leo [[FingerGun isn't holding a gun]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/47589614388/here-is-the-cover-art-for-the-legend-of-korra-book#_=_ Avatar Korra]] is about to punch...one or two centimeters to the left of your head. Her friend Asami, however, really is about to electrocute you right in the face.
* UpToEleven with Amor, "announcer" of the films of the German "Erotic [[note]] read: pornographic [[/note]] Animation" series. He ''does'' shoot at you, often wisecracking jokes like "This arrow is for he who never [[ADateWithRosiePalms fapped]]". (FourthWall protects you, though.)
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!!In-story examples:

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' constantly makes it appear that he is aiming for the viewer's eyes.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' example (spoilers!): Joshua Christopher [[http://www.onemanga.com/Chrno_Crusade/29/23-24/ Is About To Shoot You!]]
** Actually, there's three separate panels in ''Chrono Crusade'' that show Joshua pointing a gun out of the frame and towards the reader. [[RuleOfCool And it looks badass every time]].
* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'': Rockman.EXE shoots his [[ArmCannon Rockbuster]] at the camera in the Japanese version opening, and several times in the show.
* The Episode 12 EyeCatch of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', which was a "Nanoha And Fate Are About To Shoot And Impale You" shot.
* [[http://www.mangareader.net/190-12616-17/elfen-lied/chapter-5.html Chapter 5]][=/=]Episode 2 of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has Lucy, who is wielding an automatic machine gun from a man she just killed. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint No, you should have been very afraid]] ''[[NightmareFuel WAY BEFORE THAT.]]''
* Death The Kid from ''Manga/SoulEater'' has a few [[IncrediblyLamePun shots]] in the show or the merchandise in which he is pointing [[MorphWeapon Liz and Patti]] at the camera; a particularly famous shot is [[http://littledailyprophet.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/soul-eater-03_death-the-kidavi_001167042.jpg one from his debut episode]]; he was actually supposed to be pointing at a very asymmetrical pharaoh.
* Credits of ''Anime/GunXSword'' - Wendy Garret is about to shoot you with [[OneBulletLeft her single remaining bullet]].
* The opening to ''Anime/SwordArtOnline II'' - Death Gun is about to shoot you!
* In the 3rd episode of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', the rambo bunny with two gatling guns for hands (Gargomon) isn't about to shoot you... in the dub. In the original, he almost did.
* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Sheryl Nome is about to shoot you. Sheryl uses this trope in her war propaganda commercial "Galactic Fairy takes up arms for her homeland!"
* The opening to ''JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders'': Star Platinum is about to beat the stuffing out of you!
* Spoileriffic example from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', episode 10: [[spoiler:[[http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5981/mamiisabouttoshootyou.jpg Mami Tomoe is about to shoot you while crying.]]]]
* [[http://imgur.com/LLMoH60 A tank in]] ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is about to shoot you.
* The ending credits sequence of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' concludes with Revy whipping out a shotgun and pointing it at the camera.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In the openings of most Film/JamesBond movies, via the famous BondGunBarrel sequence:
** Each of the Eon productions before ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' included a variation on the sequence.
** Originally, ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' were intended to open with gunbarrels - the latter featuring a pop-gun wielding David Niven. These were removed before release.
** The 2006 version of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' was the first to actually incorporate the gunbarrel sequence into the plotline, with the audience being treated to the POV of a mook as he is shot by Bond.
** The 1974 French knock-off ''From Hong Kong With Love'' opens with Bond attempting to shoot you... but his gun is empty. The camera shoots back, and kills him!
* ''Film/TheGreatTrainRobbery'' ends with a bank robber pointing a pistol at the camera and firing. It's the TropeMaker and ''very'' likely the UrExample. Cinema was so new that some audience members ducked. Indeed, it was intended to scare the audience out of the theater!
* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' ended with Joe Pesci shooting at the audience in an homage to ''The Great Train Robbery''.
* ''Film/CityOfGod'' makes [[http://filmjournal.net/danielstephens/files/2007/03/city-of-god2jpg.jpg very memorable usage]] of this trope.
* The trailer for ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' originally had an assassin pointing a gun at the camera in one scene. After being told by the MPAA that it would need to be removed in order to get a green band, director Creator/ZackSnyder [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial digitally altered it into a walkie-talkie]].
* ''Film/TheProposition'': Danny Huston, Guy Pearce, and RayWinstone are all going to shoot you. Or maybe someone just behind you and to your left.
* The movie version of ''Patriot Games'' does this during the scene where [[PsychoForHire Sean Miller]] (SeanBean) executes Dennis Cooley.
* ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'' has SeanConnery shooting at the camera, in a red nappy.
* ''Film/TheKiller'' does this a lot, most famously the scene where Chow Yun-Fat takes out his target at the restaurant during the first major shootout of the movie.
** Not to mention the vision that Jenny has of Ah Jong firing directly at the camera, with a sea of blood behind him.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', both Mal and River point their guns at the camera at different times, and at the end of the movie, River is glaring directly at the camera after [[spoiler: slaughtering an entire army of Reavers]], looking for all the world like she's about to take those bloodstained blades in her hands to the audience next.
* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'': John Goodman is going to shoot you [[http://letsbeard.com/z.jpg unless you mark it zero!]]
** Also, one of Maude's henchmen punches you out.
* When performing the theme song to ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', Panchito points one of his guns at the camera and it sings the lyric "and we'll stay so".
* The second shootout (the one not dictated by Steve Buscemi) of ''{{Desperado}}'' features AntonioBanderas firing two full clips into the camera, and in the extras Creator/RobertRodriguez points out that the force of the blanks and the closeness of the pistols knocked off the flash dampener.
* In ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' Bill Moseley is going to shoot you! (Pause for about thirty seconds.)
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'': Frank's first KickTheDog moment, which abruptly cuts to a train's whistle.
* Film/TheThreeStooges even got in on the act during two shorts that were attempts at 3-d, 'Spooks!' and 'Pardon My Backfire'. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/Sppooks.jpg Moe Howard Is About To Poke Your Eyes!]]
* Happens in-character in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part II]]'', when Marty encounters a holographic The Shark Is About To Eat You! advert for ''Jaws [[RidiculousFutureSequelization 19]]''.
* Near the end of ''Film/TheAvengers'' [[spoiler: Loki finds himself confronted by the Avengers]], leading to a TeamShot combined with Jeremy Renner Is About To Shoot You With A Bow And Arrow.
* In ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'', John Cusack shoots you. At point blank, naturally.
* The Film/MenInBlack (especially K) will occasionally [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralize]] you. Also happens at the end of the theme park ride.
* TheStinger for ''Film/AmericanGangster'' is DenzelWashington shooting you.
* The TV spot for ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' has Jamie Foxx shooting you at near-point blank.
* ''Film/TheThing2011'' ends with Lars firing his rifle toward the audience, in a CallForward to the beginning of [[Film/TheThing1982 the original movie]], in which the Norwegians were trying to kill the husky-alien before it reached the American camp.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'':
-->A new poster had suddenly appeared all over London. It had no caption, and represented simply the monstrous figure of a Eurasian soldier, three or four meters high, striding forward with expressionless Mongolian face and enormous boots, a submachine gun pointed from the hip. From whatever angle you looked at the poster, the muzzle of the gun, magnified by the foreshortening, seemed to be pointed straight at you.
* In ''Literature/GhostStory'', there's a graffiti painting on the shutter of Ragged Angel Investigations that depicts a portly, balding angel holding a doughnut in one hand and aiming a shotgun straight toward the viewer in the other.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Chris Elliott is about to shoot you in his domestic sitcom/cop drama mashup ''Action Family'' where he guns down his teenage daughter's scuzzy boyfriend - not that he's guilty of Chris's partner's death, he's just conveniently there for the wrap-up/happy ending.
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Heart of Gold," Mal levels his pistol dramatically at the camera, and then gets startled by Inara and lets out a very undramatic "Bwa!" of surprise.
* The opening of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' ends with Sledge saying "[[CatchPhrase Trust me]], [[BlatantLies I know what I'm doing]]" and shooting the screen.
* When thugs interrupt {{Xena}}'s [[OutdoorBathPeeping bathing]], you get a point-of-view shot of her punching you in the face.
** This camera angle (fist coming at the camera) used to be quite common in 1970s TV, for example in an episode of ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' in which a thug knocks Jim Rockford out in this manner.
* A {{Ninja}} throws a shuriken at the screen, which forms into part of the ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' title.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'': The opening sequence of this marionette series features the title character shooting towards the screen.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In the finale of ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'', the assassins all draw their guns, walk to the foot of the stage, and fire on the audience.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' has Solidus Snake pointing his P90 directly at the camera.
* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'': Ryu Hayabusa is about to hack you into bits.
** In the arcade game, [[http://images.wikia.com/ninjagaiden/images/b/b7/Ryu_jump.jpg he destroys the screen.]]
* StreetFighter:
** ''Super Street Fighter II'' - Ryu is about to Hadouken you.
*** He does this in ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo'' as well.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2'' - Ryu and Ken is about to Hadouken you.
** In the Japanese commercials for the SFC port of ''Street Fighter II Turbo'':
*** Guile is about to Sonic Boom you.
*** Chun-Li is about to Kikouken you.
* Dante actually ''does'' kick the camera in the intro to ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3''.
** And an early trailer for ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' consists of nothing but him unleashing a complete unholy beatdown on the camera.
* One character's ending in ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken Tag Tournament]]'' shows him delivering a beating to the camera. [[spoiler:At the end, the camera arcs around to reveal he's beaten Heihachi and Kazuya Mishama senseless.]]
* The cover for ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 5'' Double Team DS does this with both Rockman.EXE and Protoman.EXE, not sure about Colonel.EXE
** ''VideoGame/MegaMan and Bass'' opens up with the titular characters shooting [[BigBad King's]] Emblem. Then they emerge from the bottom of the screen, {{arm cannon}}s smoking hot, and Bass is about to shoot you! Mega Man is waiting his turn.
** Before all of these, ''IV'' for the GameBoy had its intro finish with Mega Man demonstrating his charged shot, straight towards the camera.
** Also the intro of ''8''.
** In [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan the cartoon]], Mega Man [[MegaManning now has your power]], and is about to blast you with it!
* In the ending of ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', Samus will shoot the screen (and then, depending on how fast you competed the game, just give you a thumbs up, flip open her helmet, or show off what she looks like under her suit.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': [[http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper.htm Meet the Sniper]]: The Sniper has a plan to kill you.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': The first thing your character actually sees in the game? Benny is about to shoot you. Justified, because that's the very next thing that happens.
* The intro movie of ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' ends with the main character Aya Brea doing a quick-draw and pointing her gun at the [=player/watcher=]. [[spoiler:In the context of the actual game itself, she's pointing it at an army of EliteMooks.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Nobunaga's VictoryPose has him shooting the camera with his SawedOffShotgun.
* ''[[http://warofangels.gamigo.com/ War of Angels]] (character selection): Your own friggin' fighter is about to [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/wontolla/stabyou.jpg stab you!]]
* ''VideoGame/XCom: Terror From the Deep'': The illustration for the Gillman entry in the [=UFOPaedia=] shows a Gillman pointing what looks like a Sonic-Blasta Rifle at the screen.
* The Spear Pillar scene of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokemon Platinum]]'' has Giratina lunge at the screen as it attacks Cyrus for denouncing it. Many a player jumped. Giratina also menaces you in the intro video.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'':
** ''Lost In Nightmares'': [[http://dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/resident-evil-5-alternative-edition-dlc.jpg Chris and Jill are about to fuck your shit up.]]
** ''Desperate Escape'': [[http://elder-geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/de1.jpg Jill and Josh are shooting the guys to your right.]]
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': You get to watch as Kratos [[EyeScream gouges your eyes out.]] (You're really watching from Posideon's point of view as he gets the shit beat out of him, but the effect is there.)
* Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Boxing: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPELEy7BEas He punches you several times on the title screen]].
* Occurs at the climax of ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. [[spoiler: Take a close look at the angle Konrad's holding the gun in the event that you shoot him- he's not pointing it at Walker, he's pointing it at ''YOU'']].
* Every boss cinematic in ''VideoGame/SakuraSamurai'' ends with them pointing their weapon directly at the camera.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonPlatinum'': Magmortar has its cannon pointed at the player in its basic sprite, and its animation acts like it fired a shot. Flint's Magmortar gets bonus points for having a Flame Seal on its Poke Ball laid over-top of its cannon, making it seem like it ''actually fired a shot''.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bKgf5PaBzyg John McAfee is about to shoot you.]]
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1336.php Jyrras is about to shoot you.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endtown}}'', [[http://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2012/07/02 Flask is about to shoot you.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TwentyFirstCenturyFox'', [[http://techfox.comicgenesis.com/d/20140505.html Dr. Cavor is roundhouse-kicking you.]]
* In ''Webcomic/VerloreGeleentheid'', [[http://verlore.thewebcomic.com/comics/2011818/wow-so-confuse/ Louwrens is about to shoot you.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Mr. Freeze fires his freeze gun directly at you. In the commentary, the directors are surprised they got away with it -- they wouldn't have been able to with a regular gun, in case some kid decided to try it.
* In the TitleSequence of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'', He-Man punches you. Then Man-of-Arms shoots you, then Orko blasts you with a magic spell. These guys really don't like you.
* Similarly, in the ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' TitleSequence, Hordak shoots you.
* One ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' storyline has a [[TheDeepSouth Southern Gentleman]] from the "[[TheAmericanCivilWar League of Confederate Correctors]]" who couldn't stand anyone even mentioning the word "Civil". During a football game that somehow mutated into a re-enactment of a battle from the War Between The States, the narrator describes Bullwinkle "swivel-hipping his way to the goal --"
-->'''Gentleman:''' Dagnabbit, you said "civil!" (Bang!)\\
'''Narrator:''' Excuse me, "war-between-the-states"-hipping his way to the goal!
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'': In the season 3 TitleSequence, Galvatron points his cannon straight at the viewer.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "Twilight's Kingdom Part 2"]], when Twilight sees Tirek through a telescope, it looks like he's about to blast the audience with fiery magic.
* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' cartoon short "Pinkfinger". The panther, playing the role of a detective, tries to gather information about various spies throughout the city. In one scene, the panther, strapped to a floating balloon, incidentally takes a picture of a spy who points a gun right directly at the camera in the photograph, and then proceeds to fire a bullet at the panther's balloon, sending him falling down to the streets below.
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!! Other examples:

* The kids in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hpzX_Jo2ig Storm Water Guns commercial]] are about to leave you soaking wet!
* Irish politician (at the time of the photo, Minister for Defense), [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1lP85RYcbBU/SPrI_OpS3xI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/fAQCSHlvxjc/s400/Willie+O%27Dea+%2B+gun+L.jpg Willie O'Dea]] is about to shoot you!
* @/TheAdvertisementServer [[http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y287/Ronkaperplexous/AboutToShootYou.png is about to shoot you!]]
* {{Uncle Sam|WantsYou}} is '''[[http://www.sonofthesouth.net/uncle-sam/images/uncle-sam.jpg about to stick his finger in your eye!]]'''
* Lord Kitchener needs [[http://www.sterlingtimes.org/kitchener.jpg YOU]] to get a poke in the eye!
* Samus Aran is about to shoot you on the trope page for ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''.
** Ditto Creator/SamuelLJackson on ''his'' trope page.
** Linkara is about to shoot you on the character page for ''Characters/AtopTheFourthWall''
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Dinobot and Rattrap [[SecondPersonAttack punch the camera (which is looking through Tarantulus' POV)]]. Complete with seeing double and falling over after it's done.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Blastoise [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/42/009Blastoise_RG.png is about to]] [[MakingASplash drown you]]!
* Real life example: occasionally in pro sports, an athlete or a ball will [[CameraAbuse collide with a camera or cameraman]]. There is some pretty crazy footage from Major League Baseball of foul balls that have shattered the camera lens.
* Many movies/games or other works featuring cars tend to do this with the cars themselves in a different fashion. For example, an Aston Martin One-77 is about to [[http://www.atari.com/sites/default/files/tdu2%20pcdvd_5.jpg run you over]]!
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'': Flippy is [[http://www.zerochan.net/651141 about to shoot you]]... assuming you haven't [[KillItWithFire burned to death]] already.
* Used for humorous effect on the cosplay/talk show/thing ''WebVideo/DemyxTime'', where Vexen is using his mind-ray to make everyone forget about the body-switching incident - ItMakesSenseInContext. The episode ends with him repeating 'NOBODY MUST REMEMBER!' and shooting it into the camera.
* The liner notes for Music/{{Suffocation}}'s SelfTitledAlbum include Frank Mullen pointing a shotgun at the camera.
* Computer game ''VideoGame/HiddenAgenda1988'' challenged you to assume the presidency of a troubled BananaRepublic. The opening animation showed an assassin aiming his gun, ending on a freezeframe of him about to shoot the camera.
* Creator/{{Stern}}'s ''Pinball/{{Ali}}'' pinball demonstrates MuhammadAli Is About To Poke You on its playfield.
* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'': Booker [=DeWitt=] [[http://discoinferno84.deviantart.com/art/Booker-DeWitt-Is-About-To-Shoot-You-399864616 is about to shoot!]]
* In Creator/DataEast's ''Pinball/{{The Simpsons|DataEast}}'' pinball, Bart Simpson Is About To Shoot You (with his slingshot).

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